Founders’ Day Convocation
Photographed above: 1st row, left to right - Deborah Schreiber, Lauren Oman Zuschlag, John Hudson, Dr. Joyce Cuff, Alecia Eppley, M.S. and Dr. Michael Bacon. 2nd row, left to right: Andrew Walizer, Jennifer Clark, Pamela Despo, Dr. Kathryn Frantz and Dr. Matthew Morgan.
On February 2, 2012, Thiel College recognized John M. Hudson with the A. Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award. The A. Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to community members who demonstrate exemplary character, continuity of leadership, and long-term service to Greenville and its environs. The Award is named after Louis and Barbara Thiel.
Ten staff and faculty members were honored, as well:
Dr. Joyce Cuff, professor of biology and Paul M. Rike Professor of Life Sciences, will be receiving the prestigious Professor of the Year Award.
Dr. Matthew Morgan, associate professor of philosophy, Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Kathryn K. Frantz, professor of chemistry, Distinguished Teacher Award.
Dr. Michael E. Bacon, professor of physics, Distinguished Scholar Award.
Alecia M. Eppley, M.S., adjunct professor of chemistry and mathematics, Distinguished Alumni Award.
Lauren Oman Zuschlag, director of annual giving and parent relations, Distinguished Innovator Award.
Andrew S. Walizer, admissions counselor, Distinguished Newcomer Award.
Deborah A. Schreiber, academic records specialist, Distinguished Extra Effort Award.
Jennifer L. Clark, human resource assistant, Distinguished Outreach Award.
Pamela M. Despo, coordinator of health services, Distinguished Service Staff Award.
New Members of the Board of Trustees
At the November 2011 board meeting, seven new members were appointed to Thiel College’s Board of Trustees.
Dr. Fred Luchette ’69, of Chicago, Ill., surgeon at Loyola University.
Dr. Frank Maenpa ’69, of Ashtabula, Ohio, retired vice president of operations at Affymetrix in Cleveland, Ohio.
Barry Oman ’74, of Greenville, Pa., controller at Combined Systems Inc., Jamestown, PA.
Dr. Barry Stamm ’70, of Erie, Pa., entrepreneur and retired ophthalmologist.
Dr. Robert Holderer, of Edinboro, Pa., English professor at Edinboro University.
Pastor Dan Smail ’97, of Pittsburgh, pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Glenshaw, Pa.
Cheryl Burns, of Cortland, Ohio, President of Bail USA, Greenville, Pa.
More information can be found on Thiel’s website in the News & Events section.
On Campus: Build-A-Bear Event
As pictured above, the Office of Student Activities brought Build-A-Bear to the students!
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We pay tribute to the following Thiel alumni who passed away in the month of January:
Genevra McGuffie ’51
Mary Reed ’51
Ronald Shoemaker ’63
Elmer Slezak ’49
Mary Lou Waite ’52
Alumni Spirit Day
On Saturday, Jan. 21 we hosted our first annual Alumni Spirit Squad Day. Dance and Cheer alumni returned to campus and spent a fun-filled day with current members of the Spirit Squads! We started the day with a meet and greet followed by a performance of the Thiel College fight song during half-time of the men’s basketball game against Waynesburg. A reception was held after for all returning alumni, current spirit squad members and families. The turnout was incredible and we hope to make this an annual event!
Alumni Basketball Day
The second annual Alumni Basketball Day was held on Saturday, Jan. 28. Men and Women basketball alumni returned to campus for what turned out to be an incredible day!
The day began with a registration/continental breakfast for about 45 returning alumni. A co-ed game was then played by graduates from the class of 1970 through the most recent 2011 class. After lunch, everyone attended the women and men’s games against Westminster College. All alumni were introduced and presented with some great Thiel merchandise provided by head coaches, Angie Zeuch and Tim Loomis. Afterward, we all made our way to Cianci’s in Greenville for a well-deserved reception with food and fun for everyone! This event will continue to grow from year to year.
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For the second time this season, Blair Rozenblad has been named the PAC men’s basketball player of the week. For more on this and other players of the week, visit the Thiel College Athletics Site.
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Mac Miller Concert
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Passavant Center/Thiel Campus
Thiel College presents Mac Miller on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Passavant Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the opening act at 8 p.m. and Mac Miller to follow. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the link on our homepage. Join us before the concert from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Weyers Lounge in the Howard Miller Student Center for a pre-concert reception!
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